Purr-Fect Cat Pampering With Jess
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Rates start at: $28.00
Response time: 142 min

I'm Jess

A cat sitter in Chicago, IL


You aren't charged until Jess confirms your request. Cancel anytime up to 48 hours before the reservation begins for a 100% refund.

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I'm Jess | Cat Sitting in Chicago, IL

Hello, my name is Jess! I was born and raised here in Chicago and have lived with cats my entire life :) I'm currently living in Albany Park. I've got a cute little Honda Insight and am looking to stay within a 5-10 mile drive of the area. My schedule is pretty flexible as I work fully remote & have the ability to pop in and out of the house for the majority of my day. Outside of Meowtel, I work as a Software Engineer for Chewy. Working at Chewy has given me the opportunity to gain a huge breadth of knowledge about what it takes for our lovely fur babies to thrive. My colleagues – who range from passionate cat parents to practicing veterinarians – are people who have guided me in my own pet parent journey and who continue to teach me something new about cats constantly. I have my own kitty, a rescue tortie from ARF Illinois named Nao who loves to talk (and yell!) and get herself into trouble around the house. I loved watching her personality begin to shine through as she grew more comfortable in her new home. In the same way, I'm super excited to get to ...

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Do you have kitties yourself? What are their names?

As mentioned in my bio, I have one cat right now (hopefully soon I can make it 2)! She's a

How do you ensure the safety & security of the cats and the home while cat sitting?

Cats should never be left unattended with toys that can pose a danger. I ensure that toys are put away after playtime is over and am also extremely vigilant about normal household items that can pose a risk to cat. Things like yarn, twist ties, cables, earplugs, etc should never be on the ground or on surfaces. Garbage will be kept secure/out of reach for the kitties. If you happen to have houseplants that are not safe for the kitties (I would hope you don't, but sometimes we have no idea!) I'll also make sure those are kept far from reach. Of course, every cat is unique, and hearing directly from you about

Are you usually available during holidays?

Yes. Since I'm from Chicago, I don't typically have the need to travel for the holidays.

Jess's Reviews

Attention to Detail

Jess did a very thorough job and provided detailed updates and extra cute pics! Will book again!

Meowtel-verified reservation
June 18, 2024

Jess did a great job quickly earning my cats trust, sending detailed updates, and keeping Houdini comfortable and on schedule with her routines. Would recommend!

Meowtel-verified reservation
June 17, 2024

Jess did such an excellent and thorough job caring for my kitten! If you’re looking for frequent and detailed updates, care that goes above and beyond, and quick responses, book with Jess!

Meowtel-verified reservation
June 3, 2024

Jess is a background-checked cat sitter in the Chicago area. Their profile has been verified and their references have been checked by Meowtel.

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 24, 2024
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Jess's Qualifications & Experience


  • Car

Medication Experience

  • Topical Ointments
  • Oral Medication / Pills

Each Visit Includes

  • Litter box cleaning
  • Feeding
  • Water refresh
  • A text update with at least 1 photo
  • Playtime and belly rubs

Cancellation Policy

Customers may cancel within 24 hours of making their reservation and receive a 100% refund and the sitter will not receive any earnings. After the first 24 hours, the following cancellation rules apply:

Customers will receive a 100% refund to their Account Balance if they cancel anytime up to 48 hours before the start date of the reservation and the sitter will not receive any earnings.

Customers will receive a 50% refund and the sitter will earn 50% of their planned earnings if the customer cancels between 24-48 hours of the start of the reservation.

No refund will be issued within 24 hours of the reservation and the sitter will keep 100% of their planned earnings.

The Meowtel Promise & Satisfaction Guarantee

We are proud to provide each of our independently-contracted Meowtel cat sitters with the full benefits of our Meowtel Promise on eligible reservations. For reservations where each visit is at or above $20 and paid for through Meowtel, your cat(s) will automatically be covered under our insurance policy in the event that things don't go as planned.

If you are not fully satisfied with your sitter after the Meet & Greet or during the reservation, please call 1-844-636-9835 so we can help you re-book with a new sitter to ensure we can deliver on our purrfect hospitality promise.

Frequently Asked Questions

will vary based on the pet sitter's experience and expertise, but the average price for a cat sitter is $32.00. Prices will also depend on how long your cat needs company for, whether that be a drop-in visit or overnight stay in your home. Meowtel sitters offer 20, 45, and 60-minute drop-in visits that allow for fully tailored care for your kitties. Your caregiver may also need to charge a little more if they have to travel far, so we'll match you with the best options which are close by.

Every Meowtel cat sitter has been thoroughly vetted, background-checked, and is insured through Meowtel on eligible reservations via our Meowtel Promise. To ensure total peace of mind while you're away, every Meowtel reservation comes with a free Meet & Greet so you (and your kitties!) can have full confidence in your sitter before you leave.

Cats are territorial animals and don't do well in new environments. The presence of other cats, dogs, and even birds in kennels or animal hotels cause an immense amount of stress for your kitties. This is why Meowtel was created, so tailored in-home care is brought to you.

We recommend that you book daily visits with your sitter to keep your cats in their routine and to help minimize feline anxiety while you're away.

Each Meowtel cat sitting visit will include the whole 9 yards: feeding, refreshing the water bowls, litter box scooping, tidying up, medications, updates with photos, lots of playtime, as well as any special requests you may have. We know every kitty is different and that's why we offer tailored, in-home services since cats don't do well outside their own homes. Plus, every reservation comes with a free Meet & Greet so you can meet your sitter before you leave to ensure it will be a purrfect fit.

Purr-Fect Cat Pampering With Jess
5.00 • 4 reviewsFrom $28.00